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rector, summing up the directors' experience.
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Betty Bronson, Warner Brothers' fascinating young
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How They Manage Their Homes


who now is her stcp-mamma-in-ta'iv.
And a black and white cur named
"Four Spot" — and "Patrician," the
baby bulldog.

Then there is the tiny marmoset
monkey, which they wouldn't let
Doug keep at the Hollywood Athletic
Club before his marriage. Marmoset's
hand is just large enough to clutch a
blackberry out of Joan's palm, but his
mouth has to take four bites.

"Boots" is the black Persian cat,
with four white feet — the proud
mother of two kittens, which Joan
fondled affectionately.

"And then I have about two million
frogs in the pond," informed Joan. "I
love their noise — but oh, they do make
a clatter. I'm expecting the neigh-
bors to complain any day."

On the ground floor, too, is the
library, which also serves as a sewing
room. Joan loves to sew. She not
only makes many of her clothes, but
also most of the drapes for the house,
even the shower-curtains in the bath-

Which brings us just naturally to
Joan's hope chest. She embroidered
countless towels herself, and
grandmother has promised four dozen
pillow cases and two dozen sheets,
aforned with hand-made lace. Joan
has designed a monogram, with a big
F in the middle and a little J and D
balancing it on either side.

Green and gold is the color scheme of Joan Crawford's living room.
The center of the room is bare of furniture, giving an effect of coolness
and spaciousness. Chairs, settees and small tables form cozy, inti-
mate groups around the sides

Through the arched gates, to the dining

room beyond. Antique Spanish furniture,

the chairs richly upholstered, is set on the

bare terra-cotta tiled floor


Joan owns two grand lace tablecloths, but prefers the runner and doily
plan for the dining room table. The lace cloths are reserved for buffet

In the hope chest, too, was some utterly alluring hand-made, crepe de
chine and georgette underwear. Joan cut the garments out at home and
works on them on the set, between rehearsals.

I remarked on the extraordinary, orderly neatness of the house.
"I am proud of that," says Joan. "You see, I never had a servant before
I went into pictures, so I know how to do everj-thing myself. I am a work-
ing girl. I worked my way through grammar school, waiting on tables —
doing any sort of work. Then I went to a private school, where I kept a
fourteen-room house clean, and cooked for
t«'enty-tive children, helped wash and dress
them, put them to bed. After that, two years
at Ste\-ens College for Girls — where I waited
on table. I don't know how to be lazy . . .
I always have to find something to do."

"LJEXCE, Joan is a marvelous house-
■*- •'■keeper — and works on a budget system.
She keeps three servants — a cook who, be-
cause dinner is the only meal to consider,
also looks after Joan's clothes. The cook
receives S30 a week. Then there is the maid
who does the house work for S25 a week.
The chauffeur, at §30 a week, also helps
with the garden.

" I have no maid at the studio. I can take
care of myself quite well — and shall get the
house paid off sooner without her," confides

Joan eats no breakfast, other than coffee, and she lunches at the studio —
off a "Joan Crawford" salad. Either chicken and lettuce, or avocado and
pineapple. No bread, potatoes, or butter ever. She wants to keep her
figure — ".\nd breakfast is the most fattening of all meals," informs Joan.
So dinner is the one meal of the day at home. This consists of a
fruit cocktail, with marshmallows; no soup; a small hght salad; a roast, two
green vegetables, and coffee. Joan admits being a coffee addict. "That
and cigarettes are my only vices," she confesses. " I don't drink liquor of
any kind — just once I took some champagne at a New Year's party."

When there is company, however, hors d'oeuvres and soup precede a
menu similar to the above, and a fancy dessert follows. "But I never give
a truly formal dinner," she says.

All the laundry, excepting Joan's own silk underwear, is sent out, costing
about fourteen dollars a week. "I love being extravagant \vith clean
things," she explains.
Here is a typical working day for this [ ple.\se turn to p.\ge 101 ]

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Casts and Addresses

As these often take up much
space and are not always of in-
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different way than other ques-
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Photoplay Magazine, 221 W.
S7th St., New York City.

BiLLiE Branman, New York
City. — Helen Foster is twenty-three
years old. five feet tall and weighs
102 pounds. Her ne.xt appearance
will be in "The Gold Diggers."

L. McD., PiTTSFIELD, MasS. —

Nils Asther was born in Malmo,
Sweden, Jan. 17, 1902. His next
picture will be "The Single Stand-
ard." Gary Cooper played opposite
CoUeen Moore in "Lilac Time."

Pat, Delavan. Wis. — John Boles
is an -American and is married. His
latest picture is "The Desert Song."
His ne.xt will be "Rio Rita." The
"X" in Francis Bushman's name
stands for Xavier. Simple, isn't it?

"pHOTOPLAY is printing a list of studio
•*• addresses with the names of the stars
located at each one.

Don't forget to read over the list on page 134
before writing to this department.

In writing to the stars for photographs
Photoplay advises you to enclose twenty-
five cents, to cover the cost of the picture and
postage. The stars, who receive hundreds of
such requests, cannot afford to comply with
them unless you do your share.

FIELD, Mass. — Don Aharado and
Bryant Washburn played with Con-
stance Talmadge in "Breakfast at
Sunrise." Don played the part of
Lussaii, and Bryant was known as
Tlie Murqiiis. Has the argument
been settled?

Eugenia Arnold, Baltimore,
Md. — Clara Bow is twenty-four
years old and still single. Bessie
Lo\e and Lloyd Hughes played the
leads in "The Lost World," and
VLlma Banky and Ronald Colman
played the leads in "The Dark
.\ngel." Greta Garbo is not mar-

J. H., No. Tiverton, R. I. — Doris Dawson
was born in Goldfield, Nevada, April 16, 1909.
She is five feet, one inch tall; weighs 103
pounds and has red hair and blue eyes. She
uses her own name in pictures. Does the rela-
tionship check up now?

Louise D. Johnson, Everett, Wash. —
James Hall was born Oct. 22, 1900. His next
picture will be "Smihng Irish Ej'es." Colleen
Moore has the feminine lead.

Mrs. F. S. M., Scranton, Pa.— It was
Arthur Rankin who played the part of Nancy's
boy friend in "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Jerry, .Austin, Texas.— Anita Page was
born in Flushing, Long Island, nineteen years
ago. She is five feet, two inches tall; weighs
118 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Her real name is .\nita Pomares. Her latest
picturesare " The Broadway Melody " and " Our
Modern Maidens." Mary Brian hails from
Corsicana, Texas. Other stars from Texas are :
Joan Cra\vford, from San Antonio; IMadge
Bellamy, from Hillsboro; Sharon Lynn, from
Weatherford; and Bessie Love, from Midland.

Bea., Elkhorn, W. Va. — The title of the
music you refer to is "The Wedding of the
Painted Doll.'' You can purchase it at any
music store.

C. C. C, Washington, D. C— The young
man you mean is Cornelius Keefe. He is six
feet, one-half inch tall; weighs 165 pounds and
has black hair and brown eyes. He hails from
Boston, Mass.. and has been in pictures since
1927. Did you see him in "The Squall"?

F. T., Memphis, Texas. — Any relation to
^Memphis, Tennessee? James Murray played
opposite Joan Crawford in "Rose Marie."
He is twenty-seven years old, has light brown
hair and brown eyes and hails from New
York City. Do you still think we are tr>ing
to kid you? Of course John Gilbert is married
to Ina Claire.


A Reader op Photoplay, Montreal. —
You are mistaken. Laura La Plante comes from
St. Louis, Mo., and not from Ottawa. Nancy
Carroll was educated in New York City.

Personalities of the

THIS month we have a few
more short biographies for
the fan scrap books.

Eddie Quiilan, born in Phila-
delphia, Pa., March 31, 1907.
Five feet, six inches tall; weighs
140 pounds; black hair and brown
eyes. For twelve years he ap-
peared in vaudeville with his

Kenneth Thomson, of "The
Broadway Melody," was born in
Pittsburgh, Pa. He is five feet,
eleven inches tall and has jet
black hair and brown eyes. He
entered the movies in 1926 and
is married to Alden Gay.

Dorothy Burgess, born in Los
Angeles, Calif., March 4, 1907.
Reddish brown hair, dark brown
eyes and weighs 112 pounds.
Taken from the stage for the lead
in "In Old Arizona."

Carol Lombard, born in Fort
Wayne, Ind., and christened Jane
Peters. Five feet, two inches tall
and has golden hair and blue
eyes. Appeared on the stage for
three years.

M. Hennessy, Dorchester,
Mass. — ^Girls, you should stop the arguing
during the hot weather. Audrey Ferris has
auburn hair and brown eyes, TuUy Marshall
did not play in "The Bellamy Trial." Now,
I've settled both the arguments at once.

R. T., Smyrna, Del. — Richard Arlen is
about thirty years old and claims Charlottes-
ville, Va., as his home town. John Darrow
played the part of Verde with Jack Holt in

Ellen Moore, New York City. — Your
mother wins. Louise Brooks did not talk in
"The Canary Murder Case." Margaret
Livingston did the \-ocal douWing for her.
Now it's mother's turn to cheer.

Margaret Luepke, Milwaukee, Wis. —
Your cousin has been misinforming you. I
do not send out photographs of the stars. You
will have to write direct to yoiu- faxorites for
them, and enclose twenty-five cents for each
one. You will find a list of addresses else-
where in this issue.

Tiny, La Crosse, Wis. — Conrad Nagel was
born March 16, 1897, in Keokuk, Iowa. He
is married to Ruth Helms. His latest picture
is "Dynamite." Ronald Colman was born
Feb. 9, 1891, in Richmond, Surrey, England.
His next picture will be "The River Gambler."

Whoopee, Trenton, N. J. — ^Where did you
get that name? William Haines is twenty-nine
years old and hails from Staunton, Va. He is
six feet tall, weighs 172 pounds, and uses his
own name in pictures. You will find an inter-
\iew with him printed in the October, 1926.
issue of Photoplay, which you can get by send-
ing 25 cents to our office at 750- N. Michigan
.\ venue, Chicago, 111.

Ballard Trigg, Louisville, Ky. — Greta
Garbo is twenty-three years old and was born
in Stockholm, Sweden. Her next picture will
be "The Single Standard."

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Gossip of All the Studios


Anita Page demon-
strates the Oriental
art of winding a
turban. The scarf
consists of two yards
of hand-blocked
fabric and may be
carried in a hand-
bag. At left. Miss
Page draws the tur-
ban snugly over her
forehead. At right,
she winds the ends
twice around her

Half way through the meal, I.upe ex-
tracted a pocket comb from Gary's coat
and coiffed his dishevelled locks, while the
big boy from the great open spaces — the
guy with the heart of ice — submitted fatu-
ously — and actually liked it.

npHIS is the sad story of a Film You'll
■*- Never See.

J. C. Nugent, late of vaudeville, was
brought to Hollywood to direct short sub-

Nugent's first assignment was to film his
own act.

In their ignorance the executives, hoping
to please, assembled what they thought
would be a very nice little cast for Mr.

Among the players summoned were Con-
rad Nagel, Dorothy Sebastian, Karl Dane,
George K. Arthur, Polly Moran and Eddie

J. C. walked on the set and looked the
players over. "Now see here," he began,
"I'm the director of this opera and I don't
want any back talk from actors.
I'll tell you how this thing is to be

nPHE actors gulped a couple of
■*- gulps and tried to look non-
chalant. Nugent continued, as he
turned to Conrad Nagel: "They
tell me you're a pretty good lead-
ing man," he said, "but I never
heard of you, see? To me you're
just another actor." This, of
course, was received with loud
cheers from Conrad.

".\nd," said Nugent, looking
at Dorothy Sebastian, "I under-
stand you're famous. But j'ou've
got to prove it to me."

The complete account of the en-
suing two hours is too grewsome
to relate. The short subject will
not be filmed!

/'^OME to your local theater
^— 'and take left-overs. That's
what a new Fox opus, " Words and
Music," will be. The phrase is
used mthout attempt to.belittle.
When "Fox Movietone Fol-
lies" was made, Lois Moran had

And this is the turban as it is worn

for any outdoor sport. The ends

may either be tucked in or left

loose at the back

an important role. There were many num-
bers where she did excellent work. And
there were se\'eral catchy tunes for her to
sing. But when the picture was completed
it was much too long. Certain sequences
had to be cut out. Lois was removed
bodily by a film editor's shears. But the
stulT was all good. The numbers were
elaborate. Lois proved herself clever. The
tunes were catchy.

Therefore James Tingling was given the
job of directing a half-finished picture. The
left-overs or cut-outs are the basis for
"Words and Music."

"(-^ OOD-B'yE," said Bill PoweU
^>Jas he boarded a train for the
Grand Canyon of Arizona, "I have
decided to get to the bottom of

T\ T.XDDLES is dead. She is survived by
*» her best friend and severest critic,
Louise Fazenda.

Twelve years ago Louise and Waddles,
the Mack Sennett trained duck,
crashed the studio gates together.
You remember the pair in many
comedies, don't you?

Long ago Louise retired Waddles
on a pension of good food and com-
fortable lodgings. Waddles lived
in the back yard of the come-
dienne's Wilshire home, and al-
though she was not young when
she entered pictures, Louise had
come to regard her as a permanent

Now she is gone and Louise
mourns her loss.


his little joke, in case some-


Hollywood goes Broadway
and Joan Crawford prac-
tices up on her old chorus
steps under the tutelage
of Sammy Lee, the dance
director. Joan will dance
in M.-G.-M.'s Revue of

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Gossip of All the Studios

In "Our Modern Maidens,"
Doug Fairbanks, Jr., obliges
with a few imitations. Tliis is
Lionel Barrymore — or it might
even be brother John

body rides up in a hearse and aslcs you. Those
who know him have come to accept this fact
cheerfully, or otherwise. However, there is
one time that BiUie wishes he had been a good

A newspaper woman, during an inter\'iew,
asked liillie who played the feminine lead with
him in "The Duke Steps Out."

"Oh, I don't remember," replied Billie,

The interviewer took him at his word and
printed just that.

And, golly, didn't Joan Crawford burn and

npHERE is something darned insidious about
■*■ this theme song business. Even Pauline
Frederick, now at work on "Evidence" at
Warrier Brothers, will warble two numbers for
the picture.

Fans will undoubtedly be surprised at the
richness of Miss Frederick's contralto voice.



Unless Cal is mistaken it will be the first time
this emotional star has used her voice in
public since she sang " Towsee Mongolay " in
"Innocent," fifteen years ago.

A SK for a "Joan Crawford Salad" in the
-* *-Metro-Goldwyn studio restaurant and
you will get this —

The usual foundation of lettuce leaves

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